Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast & Cottages

6041 Township Road 310, Millersburg, Ohio 44654
Innkeeper(s): The Gardners, Doug and Carol

VACATIONING ON A BUDGET!!!! 19 Apr 2016, 12:15 pm

Doug and I are both hard working people who understands the value of a dollar, so with this in mind, we are adjusting some of the pricing on our beautifully decorated rooms….and we hope that our guests will take advantage and enjoy these changes. Our Clientele are for the majority, like us, some on a fixed budget and are mindful of how their dollars are spent.  We want to share this special place with as many people that we can and feel this reduction may be helpful.  Check out our new price structure, although if I don’t get all info updated on the system, don’t hesitate to call me directly at 330-674-7608….Have a Great and Blessed day!!! Carol & Doug

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Only two rooms left for this weekend!!! 24 Mar 2016, 4:14 pm

Hop on down the Bunny Trail and visit us here at the Garden-Gate!!!!  We only have two rooms left, so take advantage of the special pricing!!!  The Magnolia Room for Fri/Sat is only $105 per nite and the Summer Breeze Suite is specially priced at $135!!!!  You must call direct to get this special at 330-674-7608…..Almost forgot….Our Springs Desire Cottage is available for Sat nite only for only $135, thats saving you a lot of lettuce!!!  So hop to the phone and give us a call…Thanx for visiting us, The Gardners, Carol&Doug at the Garden Gate!!!

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100 Things To Do In Amish Country Ohio 14 Dec 2015, 11:54 am

While locals tend to always visit the same places in Amish Country, Ohio, they don’t realize what the tourists do.  There are so many things to do in Amish Country Ohio that you could easily spend an entire week here and do something different every day.

Amish Shops in Ohio

We’ve put together a list of 100 Things To Do In Amish Country Ohio that include our favorite places, and then some:

Amish Country Essentials

Amish Country Theater

Amish Door Dinner Theater

Antique Emporium


Bags Sports Pub

Baltic Mill Winery


Berlin Creek Gallery

Berlin Village Gift Barn

Black Diamond Golf Course

Blue River Gallery

Bowden Bells

Boyd & Wurthmann Restaurant

Breitenbach Winery

Broad Run Cheese

Carlisle House of Gifts

Chalet in the Valley Restaurant

Charm Harness & Boot

Coblentz Chocolate Company

Coblentz Collar & Leather Belts

Colonial Homestead Furniture

Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way

Country Craft Cupboard

Country View Wicker

David Warther Carvings

Der Dutchman Restaurant

Erb’s Stove & Fireplace Center

Farmerstown Furniture

Fire Ridge Golf Course

Four Corners Furniture

Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast

Gateway Place

German Culture Museum in Walnut Creek

Guggisberg Cheese

Heini’s Cheese

Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum

Hershberger Antiques

Hershbergers Farm & Bakery

Hillcrest Orchard

Holmes County Flea Market

Holmes County Pottery

Homestead Furniture

J. Reeves Victorian House Museum

Jitters Coffee Shop

Kauffman Lawn Furniture

Keim Lumber

Kidron Sports Center

Lamp & Light Candles


Lone Star Quilts

Millers Bakery

Millers Dry Goods

Millers Dutch Kitchen Restaurant

Millersburg Brewing Company

Millersburg Glass Museum


Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

Mt. Hope Auction

Mudd Valley Creamery

Ohio Star Theater

P. Graham Dunn

Pine Tree Barn

Pleasant View Furniture

Pottery Niche

Prairie Lane Furniture

Pretty Penny

Rails to Trails

Rebecca’s Bistro

Rig & Co Spa & Salon

Roscoe Village

Schlabach Furniture

Schrock’s Amish Farm & Village

Sol’s in Berlin

Starlight Antiques

Steiner Cheese

Stone Barn Furnishings

Swartzentruber Quilts

Swiss Heritage Winery

Swiss Hobby Shop

Swiss Village Bulk Food Store

Swiss Village Trolley, Sugarcreek


Tarragon Fine Dining

The Ashery Country Store

The Farm at Walnut Creek

The Wilderness Center

Three Feathers Pewter

Time & Optic

Tis the Season

Troyer Country Market

Troyers Trail  Bologna

Victorian House Museum

Walnut Creek Cheese

Walnut Creek Flea Market

Warthers Museum

Wendell August Forge

Winesburg Carriage Museum

Winesburg Meats

Yoders Amish Home & Farm

We sincerely hope that the next time you are looking for things to do in Amish Country Ohio that you plan to spend several nights so that you can explore the many things that are out there for you and don’t miss out of what the locals some times do.

100 Things to do in Amish Country Ohio was written by Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast which is located just south of State Route 39 between Berlin and Millersburg in the heart of Holmes County, Ohio.

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Perfect Couple Getaways in Ohio 21 Jul 2015, 1:35 pm

If you want the perfect couple getaways in Ohio look no further than Holmes County.   Do you remember that getaway you once took to a hotel where small children were running up and down the halls squealing or fighting?  Do you remember the loud TV in the room next to yours that never seemed to shut off in the middle of the night?  Do you remember asking the front desk clerk where to find a good place for dinner or the best attractions in the area only to be told that he lives 30 miles away and doesn’t know the answers to your questions?  You won’t find that in Holmes County, Ohio!

Couple Getaways in Ohio


Lodging . . .

Let’s start with lodging . . . For the perfect couple getaways in Ohio you need to start with a place that is peaceful, quiet, no children, and yet close to dining and attractions.  That place would be Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  You can choose from one of the 5 guest rooms that have a private entrance from the outside or a romantic cottage.   All lodging options here offer private bathrooms as well.  From the mattresses to the sheets to the bed side chocolates and homemade cookies to the breakfast, this Ohio bed and breakfast is what you would imagine when planning your couple getaways in Ohio.

Relaxing . . . 

If you just need some time to chill out, sip on a glass of wine, and listen to the birds sing, you will find that all over the property at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  You will find porch swings, gliders, rockers, and table & chairs with an umbrella to sit and relax with your sweetheart.  If you book one of the romantic cottages you actually have a private porch with your own glider and  table & chairs.  One the favorite ways that guests relax is to gather round the evening campfire with their favorite beverage and chat with other couples as you watch the stars come out.

cottages, porch, romantic getaway

Attractions . . .

Everyone has a different idea for couple getaways in Ohio but Holmes County can satisfy just about everyone!  If you are in to adventure you will find hiking, golfing, canoeing, zip lining, and horseback riding.  If you love wine you will want to explore the tri-county area where you will find about 15-20 wineries and wine tasting showrooms.  Shoppers will find fine gifts, flea markets, antiques, crafts, and Amish-made furniture and crafts.  Foodies will think that they died and went to heaven.  There are cheese factories, chocolate factory, Trail Bologna factory, bakeries, bulk foods, ice cream, wineries, brewery, fine dining, home cooking, and even fast food.  Couples who like culture and history will love the museums and historical homes that they can tour and explore.

Reservations . . .

If you are convinced that you want to make Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast the place to stay on your next couple getaways in Ohio you can book your reservation online at or give them a call at 330-674-7608.  The owners are happy to help you find places to eat, shop, and visit during your stay.


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Experience Ohio Amish Country 28 Jun 2015, 12:01 pm

There is a wealth of things to see and do in Holmes County, Ohio and the surrounding area.  You can really experience Ohio Amish Country at some businesses with demonstrations of how things are made.  Let Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast show you how.

Ohio Cheese FactoryHeini’s Cheese Factory

Factory Tours

At Heini’s Cheese in Berlin you can take a guided tour of see how cheese is made when they bring the milk in from the Amish Farms.  They also have approximately 50 samples of cheese to taste in their store.


At Amish Country Essentials in Berlin they make natural soaps and bath products.  Some days when you visit their retail store you see them making the soap.  They are also very educated on common products that you currently use at home that cause health risks.

Bowden Bells Garden ArtBowden Bells

Bowden Bells is one of the most unique stores in the Holmes County.  They have garden art made from recycled materials.  They can even customize pieces just for you!  Jan Bowden has a glass kiln and makes wonderful pieces or garden art, jewelry,  and things for the home from fused glass.

Amish Businesses

When you wander off the State Routes you will find many Amish businesses on their farms and homesteads.  These include furniture, baskets, quilts, candles, etc.  At Lamp & Light Candles near Walnut Creek you can watch them hand dipping and carving candles.  At the Gingrich family home near Kidron you can see them hand weaving baskets.  At some of the furniture makers you have the opportunity to see where/how they make the furniture.

Up close with the animals

Amish Country Animal FarmFeed the animals at Farm at Walnut Creek

Have you ever wanted to come face-to-face with a giraffe?  You can do that at The Farm at Walnut Creek.  Board a horse-drawn wagon and ride right up to where wild animals are grazing.  The wagon stops and you get to feed the animals.

So if you really want to experience Ohio Amish Country just ask your hosts at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast and they will map out an itinerary for you.


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Attn Ladies: Join Us For Girlfriend Getaways in Ohio 28 Apr 2015, 3:46 pm

In today’s world where ladies work long days and have to juggle their jobs, families, and friendships we need to schedule time for friends.  The best way to do that is to plan girlfriend getaways.  If you are one of those ladies who lives in Ohio with a hectic schedule then let us help you plan your girlfriend getaways in Ohio.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast is located in Berlin in the middle of Holmes County, Ohio.  Our accommodations offer 5 guest rooms and 2 cottages giving you a more intimate time with your friends than a big box hotel.   You will love our evening campfires which is the perfect place to kick your feet up, sip some wine, and visit with each other.

Girlfriend Getaways in Ohio

Shopping . . .

We feel that Holmes County, and the surrounding Amish Country, makes for the perfect girlfriend getaways in Ohio because of the wide array of activities.  Most ladies love to shop and we have some of the most updated stores for fashion, make up, accessories, and more.  A shop in Walnut Creek, bfearless , has consultants for hire to help you plan a wardrobe and make up that flatter you personally.  Another popular store in Berlin is the Berlin Village Gift Barn that carries clothing, Troll Beads, Pandora jewelry, home decor, and so much more.  Moxie, a sister store to the Berlin Village Gift Barn, is a short walk down the street.  These three shops just tap the surface of the shopping in our area.

Food . . .

When you need to take a break there are so many options for food or a snack.  Rebecca’s Bistro in Walnut Creek offers light, gourmet lunches along with coffees, teas, and wonderful desserts.  If you want a really healthy lunch or smoothie then a visit to Zest Fresh Eats & Smoothie Bar in Berlin is a must.  They offer salads, wraps, juices, and smoothies that are all fresh and sometimes organic.  A really unique pizza place calls Sugarcreek, Ohio its home, Park Street Pizza.  Every pizza, salad, and dessert that they make is all farm fresh and/or organic.  There is always the good, old-fashioned, Amish home cooking too.

Wine . . .

No girlfriend getaways in Ohio would be complete without a visit to some area wineries.  There are variety of wineries and wine tasting showrooms with in a short distance of our bed and breakfast.  Breitenbach Winery is one of the largest wineries in the State of Ohio.  At Ravens Glenn Winery you will find an awesome tasting bar plus a sit-down restaurant featuring a Tuscan-style menu.  For the “marriage of wine and cheese” visit Broad Run Cheese House.  Inside you can sample and purchase locally produced cheese but they also have Swiss Heritage Winery under the same roof for wine tasting.  There are several more wineries in the area to choose from.

Unique Places . . .

Some unique activities in Holmes County and the area include the Victorian House Museum, Warther Museum, David Warther Carvings, Berlin Creek Art Gallery, The Farm at Walnut Creek, Coblentz Chocolate Factory, Heini’s Cheese Factory, Guggisberg Cheese, etc.

Lodging . . .

One of the best things about a girls getaways in Ohio at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast is that we are centrally located in Holmes County.  The nearest shopping and dining is only 2 miles away.  Most places you will visit are within a 15-20 minute drive from our B&B.  We can help you map out an itinerary to places that you want to visit or you can take some of our self-guided itineraries that we have already created and follow that route.


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Summer Sightseeing in Amish Country Ohio : 4 Awesome Places to Visit 20 Apr 2015, 3:32 pm


Amish Country Animal Farm

Amish Country is known around the world for the culture and is a popular summer attraction.  With miles of rolling hills, there are many places to go sightseeing in Amish Country Ohio .   Some  of our favorite summer places include The Farm at Walnut Creek, Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery, Bowden Bells, and Yoder’s Amish Home & Farm.  When you stay at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast this summer, check out our favorite places to go sightseeing in Amish Country Ohio .

Visit a farm . . .

The Farm at Walnut Creek has over 700 animals sprawling across 120 acres.  You board a horse-drawn wagon and are given animal feed.  As they take you through The Farm they describe what animals you are looking at and tell you about them.  They make stops along the route for you to feed them.  You will probably never get this close to exotic animals again.

Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery has Ohio’s largest, Belgian work horse, Big Ben.  They also have goats on the roof that you can feed, horse & buggy rides, fresh produce, flowers, bakery items, sandwiches, kettle corn, and a shop that sells wooden toys and horse tack.  It is a really fun experience for kids of all ages.

If you have ever wanted to visit an Amish farm the way to do it is to stop at Yoder’s Amish Home & Farm between Walnut Creek and Trail, Ohio.  Once a real Amish farm, it is now more of a “museum”  You can tour 2 Amish homes that are not longer lived in but you are taken on a tour of them. They explain how the Amish live and the homes are furnished how an Amish home may really look.  On the same property you can also tour a one-room school and take a horse & buggy ride.  It really feels like a day at a farm when you see puppies and chickens roaming around.

Explore unique garden art . . .

Bowden Bells is north and west of  the village of Millersburg.  They not only sell bells made out of recycled materials, but they have lots of original garden art also made from recycled materials.  Jan Bowden has a glass kiln and makes both indoor and outdoor decor using fused glass.  Both Vince and Jan Bowden are artists and this is a don’t miss stop when sightseeing in Amish Country Ohio .

Let Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast help you plan your sightseeing in Amish Country Ohio by mapping out routes to visit the kinds of places that you want to visit.  Our award-winning bed and breakfast sits on a hill surrounded by Amish neighbors and you will find horses grazing in the field next door.  While our location is peaceful and quiet we are just a couple of miles from Berlin, Ohio where you will find dining, shopping, and attractions.  On the same property as our B&B you will find romantic cottages near Berlin Ohio too. No matter what kind of lodging you prefer we have a little bit of everything to make your Summer stay special.


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Plan a Perfect Romantic Getaway in Ohio 7 Apr 2015, 11:36 am

Where to Stay . . .

Planning the perfect romantic getaway can sometimes be challenging when the price quote comes.  Ask the lodging establishment to put chocolates or other special touches in your room and you can rack up quite the bill.   We found one 2-night package that cost over $1600.00 for just lodging with no airfare.  At Garden Gate Get-A-Way we think that we have come up with the perfect romantic getaway in Ohio.  For starters, everyone receives a hot breakfast each morning that includes homemade baked goods and it is included in the rate!  If you stay in one of our cottages a “Welcome Package” is included.  That consists of a cheese & cracker plate with locally produced cheese, a chocolate sampler from Coblentz Chocolate Company, and a chilled bottle of Sparkling Juice.  You will also find homemade cookies in the kitchen when you arrive along with bottled water, coffee, tea, & hot chocolate.  Each cottage has a 2-person, Roman-style Jacuzzi tub with big white pillars and tile surround.  It also has a peninsula fireplace that can be seen from the bed, loveseat, or kitchenette.  Want to sit outside and sip some wine?  No problem!  You cottage porch as a glider and table & chairs where you can sit and watch the horses grazing in the field next door.  We also have romantic rooms at the bed and breakfast on the same property.  Each room has a private entrance from the outside.  Some have fireplaces or Jacuzzi tub, plus upscale mattresses and linens.

Romantic Getaways in Ohio

Take a break . . .

When you want to take a break and explore the area there are many things to do.  If you like wine there are several wineries to choose from that offer award-winning wines.  At Ravens Glenn Winery you can sit down to a romantic dinner in front of the tall, stone fireplace and look out the window at the Tuscarawas River.   Stop in Coblentz Chocolate Company to get some chocolates to accompany the wine that you purchase.  If beer is more your thing you can head out Millersburg Brewing Company and try out some local brews.  They also offer wine tasting at the brewery.  If you like the outdoors we can help you set up horseback riding at a local stable.  If you prefer to enjoy the outdoors on your own 2 feet you can visit The Wilderness Center in Wilmot and take a hike on one of their many trails.  Holmes County and the surrounding area offers something for everyone including shopping, museums, historical homes, food, golf, Amish culture, animal farms, wineries, beer, and more.

It is not hard to see why we think that a romantic getaway in Ohio is the answer for your plans instead of hopping on a plane.  Whether you want to relax and destress or be on the go visiting attractions, we have it all here in Holmes County.  At Garden Gate Get-A-Way we will be happy to help you with planning what amenities you would like on property as well as planning an itinerary to explore the area.

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7 Fun Things to Do in Amish Country Ohio 26 Mar 2015, 2:49 pm

Kick the stress away . . .

Many of us lead stressful lives these days and want to unplug when we travel.  We’ve come up with a list of fun things to do in Amish Country Ohio that will help you do just that.  Amish Country is made up with several small towns and each one has something unique to offer.

  1. Rolling Ridge Ranch is a place where you board a horse-drawn wagon and take a trip through woods, by a pond, and in to an open field.  They have over 500 hundred animals with over 100 species from around the world.  The wagon stops along the trail for you to feed the animals.  You will never get this close to wild animals again.
  2. Amish Country Theater offers a variety of shows throughout the season. You will find good, clean humor that will have you laughing or rolling in the aisles.  They perform several skits (some with Amish humor), have a blue grass band, entertain you with a ventriloquist, and even have a little audience participation.
  3. fun things to do in Amish Country OhioWendell August Forge offers unique metal items that are hammered in so many designs that there is sure to be one that you will fall in love with.  They sell coasters, platters, jewelry, gift items, and more.  The fun part of this store is going in the back room and getting to hand-hammer a souvenir design that even comes with a paper frame.
  4. Coblentz Chocolate Company is located in Walnut Creek.  Who doesn’t love chocolate but it is really fun to watch it being made from the viewing gallery.  Many days you will find samples sitting out to try these mouth-watering delights.
  5. Yoder’s Amish Home & Farm teaches you about Amish life.  Take a ride in a real Amish Buggy for a fun experience that you won’t soon forget.  Tour 2 homes to see the difference between Old Order and New Order Amish.  Visit the 1-room school house and learn about Amish education.  You may even get to pet a puppy wandering around.
  6. Millersburg Brewing Company brews local brews named after places in our area.  Stop in for a beer paddle and do some tasting.  If someone in your party doesn’t like beer then have no fear because they do wine tasting too!
  7. Heini’s Cheese is the most fun cheese factory you will every visit.  In the mornings take a tour of cheese making or just visit the viewing gallery as you watch cheese being made.  Visit the retail area where you can sample 50 different kinds of cheese!  They also sell fudge, ice cream, gifts, coffee, and more.

Spend the night . . .

After all of these fun things to do in Amish Country Ohio you will surely want to spend the night in the area.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast offers Berlin Ohio lodging with an evening campfire and flower gardens.  So beat the stress and have some fun.

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Amish Country Food is Not Always What You Think 23 Mar 2015, 10:32 am

At our bed and breakfast we see guests return from a day of shopping with bags of Amish Country food and coolers full of food.  They share with us that they know that the food is better if they buy it here.

Amish Country Bulk FoodsBulk foods for sale in Amish Country Ohio

Just like shopping in the big city, you should know where your Amish Country food is coming from.  One day we stopped in a bulk food store and saw the staff with a 50 lb. bag of Gold Medal flour.  They were scooping out the flour in to smaller bags and then weighing it, labeling it, and putting it on the shelf. Thus the person who purchases that bag of flour is basically getting the same Gold Medal flour that they could buy in the big city.

A recent trip to a bulk foods store had us purchasing multiple 10 lb. bags of chicken leg quarters because they were on sale for $.49/lb.  When I went to cook the chicken I found “tons” of extra fat and bones that were not trimmed off.  I also found tiny hair or feathers that had not been removed from the legs.  I spent a half hour trimming the chicken before I could cook it.  I also realized that I paid more than the $.49/lb. after I trimmed off the “junk”.  The chicken was distributed from Colorado and not locally raised chicken.

An informed shopper will find some wonderful Amish Country food to take home.  If you bring a cooler to purchase meats, some of our favorite places to shop are Doughty Farm Meats on SR557, Winesburg Meats on US62, Wholesome Valley Farm on US62, or Stans Meats on CR201.  We have several award winning cheese factories in the area that get their milk from local farms.  Some of the bakeries are commercial unlike Miller Bakery on TR356 which is Amish-owned and everything is made from scratch.  When it comes to the bulk foods you should not assume that you are getting something fresher, healthier, or better for you just because you purchased it in Amish Country.  When in doubt of what is in the bag . . . ask.  Many bags will show the brand name such a M&M candies or Gold Medal flour.  We would like to clarify that we are not against these bulk foods, especially if they are a better price than the grocery store, but just be aware that the plastic bag and twist tie doesn’t mean it is better or locally produced.

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